Dec. 17, 2012 @ 03:00 PM

Liedtke gets grant
DURHAM — Wolfgang Liedtke, an associate professor at Duke Medicine, has been named one of 10 Harrington Scholar-Innovators.
The Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland launched its inaugural grant program this year, focusing on supporting physician-scientists and their efforts to accelerate promising drug discoveries into novel treatments for patients.
Liedtke won for his work in pain control, specifically helping to develop a new class of drugs that inhibit the pain response in skin with potential applications in painful skin conditions including sunburn and wound pain.
Each grant recipient will receive up to $200,000 over two years as well as access to a newly formed innovation support center, where industry experts will provide commercialization assistance and financial resources to progress the discoveries into products.
Brown’s a winner
CHICAGO — Anna Brown, a first-year medical student at Duke University’s School of Medicine, was the overall winner in the radiology and imaging category during a research symposium at the American Medical Association’s Interim Meeting.
Brown received the award in the medical student category. The symposium consisted of separate competitions for AMA members who are residents or fellows, medical students and international medical graduates that are certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates and awaiting residency.
More than 600 abstracts were submitted for consideration this year, the most in the research symposium’s 10-year history.
Anomaly honored  
RALEIGH — Jonathan Anomaly, a visiting assistant professor of philosophy at UNC Chapel Hill, has received the Spirit of Inquiry Award from the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.
The award honors college instructors for outstanding teaching. Anomaly was recognized for his course “Introduction to Philosophy, Politics and Economics” taught at both Duke University and UNC. He was also nominated for his course “Prisoner’s Dilemma and Distributive Justice” taught in the political science Department at Duke.
Durham student cited
MURFREESBORO — Ammaris Jordan of Durham was a co-winner of the Outstanding Honors College Freshman Award at Chowan University.
The award is for academic achievement, service to the university and contribution to the honors college program and honors college student association.
Students who successfully complete the honors college graduate with a special designation on their diplomas and transcripts.
Satcher to speak
DURHAM — Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher will discuss methods to eliminate health disparities around the world at the Duke University School of Nursing’s 6th Annual Global Health Lecture and Research Seminar.
Satcher’s keynote address, “Defining the Path to Global Health Equity,” will illustrate examples of major strategies and programs that are improving science, policy and practice around the world.
Satcher served as the 16th Surgeon General of the United States from 1998 to 2002. He also served as assistant secretary for health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, making him only the second person to have held both positions simultaneously. He currently serves as director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.
The seminar will be held at the School of Nursing on Jan. 24, beginning at 1 p.m. and concluding with a reception after Satcher’s 4:30 p.m. presentation. For more information, visit the school’s website at
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